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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, september 6th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." tracking irma. the most powerful atlantic hurricane on record makes landfall slamming the caribbean. president trump scraps the program, now putting the pressure on congre >> hopefully congress will be able to help them and do it properly. and stealing signals. the red sox get caught in a high-tech cheating scandal. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters in new york.
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i'm brook silva-braga in for anne-marie green. this morning the most powerful atlantic hurricane ever recorded is bearing down on islands in the northeast caribbean, and landfall in florida is looking more and more likely. irma hit barbuda early this morning where it knocked down power lines. in the neighboring area of antigua, it send things flying through the air. it's packing sustained winds of nearly 185 miles an hour. it's expected to move over parts of the virgin islands today and passion near puerto rico by tonight. puerto rico's governor said irma is like nothing we've ever seen. evacuations have begun in the bahamas and begin this morning in florida keys. irma could hit florida by this weekend. seth lemon has been monitoring the details. >> good morning, brook. residents in hurricane-prone
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florida aren't taking any chances after seeing the devastation by hurricane harvey. they're raiding store shelf, lining up at gas stations, and heading out of town as the mandatory evacuation begins. this is video from the eye of irma, the most powerful atlantic hurricane in recorded history. the storm has officially made landfall as it churns toward the caribbean, heading toward florida. >> after what happened in houston, everyone is paying more attention than they probably have in the past. >> reporter: topping the scale as a powerful category 5 storm, winds have reached over 185 miles per hour. officials in bahamas have issued its largest evacuation ever. in the florida keys where most islands are three to five feet above sea level, storm surge could reach ten feet. >> we could be looking at wave heights that could put the ocean over the islands. >> reporter: the storm is
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predicted to reach puerto rico and cuba before heading to the mainland over the weekend. >> it's going to turn north. is it going be in the gulf coast, too early to tell. >> president trump has already declared emergencies in florida, puerto rico, and the u.s. virgin islands. >> normally, you know, it's a wait-and-see deal. i'll be honest with you. this track of this particular hurricane could be so devastating we're getting an early jump on it. >> despite the pressing need for resources after harvey, florida's governor insists fema is prepared and ready to help in case this powerful storm takes a toll. on those radar images, you may have spotted another system forming just behind irma, and that could make a bad situation even worse. the national hurricane system says that's tropical storm jose which could become a hurricane tonight. brook? >> that's seth lemon in washington. thanks, seth.
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so far nearly 900 flights have been canceled to and from the islands in the hurricane's potential path. paul dee noe, the chief met at our san francisco station kpix, is tracking hurricane irma. >> 1,600 people live on the island are seeing this. they're receiving 150-mile-per-hour wind gusts as literally the eye of the storm is passing directly your head or nearby. the worst of the hurricane is the eyewall which surrounds the center of the storm. that's what's moving toward barbuda right now and will move toward saint martin and the u.s. virgin islands over the next 24 hours. it's a huge storm, a strong storm with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. the wind gusts have been as high as 225 miles per hour. that is as strong as an ef-5 tonight. it continues to move west-northwest at 15 miles per hour. here's the track, dangerously close to puerto rico, then dangerously close as a category
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5 hurricane to the north coast of the dominican republic and haiti. then the track widens a bit. it does include the state of florida, but a direct hit is still not a guarantee. there will be significant damage from barbuda to the virgin islands. once again a direct hit on the state of florida is not yet guarantee. i'm meteorologist paul deano for cbs news. >> coming up, we'll have more on the florida keys and miami. president trump's decision to end daca, the program protecting young immigrants brought to the country all legally triggered protests from new york to los angeles. the president has given congress a deadline to come up with a solution to the program he canceled. on twitter last night he wrote congress now has six months to legalize daca. if they can't, i will revisit the issue. major garrett has our story. >> i have a great heart for the folks we're talking about.
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>> president trump said his decision to cancel daca means congress must act. >> i have a love for these people, and hopefully now congress may be able to help them. >> earlier attorney general jeff sessions called daca unconstitutional. >> the policy was implemented unilaterally after great controversy and legal concern after the congress rejected legislative proposals to extend general benefits to this same group of illegal aliens. >> president obama implemented daca in 2012. it approved illegal immigrants who met other qualifications. the executive action removed the specter of deportation but did not provide a path to citizenship. deportations will not begin immediately. existing applications will be processed, but no new applications for work permits will be accepted. those with permits scheduled to expire in the next six months
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have until october 5th to apply for an extension. if a permit expires after march 5th, 2018, the holder could be subject to removal. the move sparked protests around the country. supporters of the program note that roughly many of the 800,000 people covered hold full-time jobs, are enrolled in college, or serve in the military. on facebook former president obama called the decision, quote, self-defeating or cruel, writing, kicking them out won't lower the unemployment rate or lighten anyone's taxes or raise anyone's wages. white house press secretary sarah sanders says president trump wrestled with his decision. >> would he be willing to sign something that simply addresses daca legislation? >> the president wants to see responsible immigration reform and beofain, we can't take just a one-piece fix. that as part of that
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comprehensive reform, the white house also wanted funds for a border wall, merit-based rules for illegal immigration and visa reform. these and other issues have tied congress in knots for years, testing president trump's relationship with a republican controlled congress on this issue. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. this morning russian president vladimir putin called for talks with north korea to resolve the issue of its nuclear program. putin says sanctions are not the answer to ending the crisis. following new york's latest nuclear test, a top north korean dip plat promised more gift packages. the united nations wants the most strongest sanctions placed against the north. dozens of wind-driven wildfires burning in the west are feeding on dry conditions. the eagle creek fire in oregon
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has crossed the state into washington. has now burned 20,000 acres. it's threatened hundreds of buildings. though no injuries have been reported. thousands have been evacuated. >> you know, it's going to take a lot of help from the weather and work the firefighters. it's going to take time. so it's a big running fire and a lot of timber, and we're having winds that are pushing it. >> the fire started saturday likely from someone using fireworks. well, it's reported that major league baseball has confirmed the boston red sox stole catcher signs from the new york yankees and relayed them to batters. how did they do it? with the help of an apple watch. according to "the new york times," red sox staff used a clubhouse video monitor to steal the signs, relay them to the dugout using the apple watch, then sent them on to a base runner, who gave the pitch information to the batter. the sox reportedly admitted the wrongdoing and accused the yankees of doing something similar. stealing signs is not illegal but using electronic equipment like the watch is.
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the upcoming elections. it requires voters to present an accepted voter i.d. card but those without acceptable i.d. still can vote, but they'll have to sign a sworn decoration stating there's a reasonable impediment to receiving identification. the "washington post" reports on the start of bob menendez. the prosecution says he repeatedly lobbied for florida eye doctor in exchange for political donations and gifts. both menendez and the doctor deny they did anything wrong. "the charlotte observer" says a confederate has quit. the reverend robert e. lee left. he said he's leaving after some hurch members were concerned he was lifting up the black lives matter movement. washington state's "news tribune" reports on a pregnant woman wearing a crop top being
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on the "cbs moneywatch," a possible slowdown in the pace of interest rate hikes, and the lego sales hit a brick wall. hena doba has more on that. good morning, hena. >> good morning, brock. stocks open this morning after wall street suffered its worst day in nearly three week. the dow jones lost 234 points yesterday. the s&p finished 18 ponts lower. the nasdaq fell by 59 points. at least one federal reserve governor believes the central bank needs to be cautious before raising interest rates again. speaking in new york, brainard
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said the fed needs to pay attention to underlying inflation. they fall short of the bank's 2% target, it would be prudent to raise rates gradually. the fed has raised interest rates twice this year. lego is cutting about 8% of its workers after reporting a decline in sales and profit. the maker of the famous colored building blocks is cutting about 1,400 jobs worldwide. lego reported a drop in the first half of the year. profits slipped 3%. more upheaval in the "star wars" universe. lucas film announced colin trev trevoro will no longer be directing the ninth installment of the space age saga stat wars episode 9. he called it a mutual agreement. and "the hitman's bodyguard" topped the labor day office. "the hitman's bodyguard" >> really? what happened to the seatbelt
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rule? >> "the hit man's bodyguard" finished first in ticket sales for a third week in a row, bringing in an estimated $10.5 million. the horror flick "anabel creation" was second followed by the crime drama "wind river." brook. >> thanks a lot. i'm starting to get worried about these "star war" movies. hena doba at the stock skpanch. still ahead, testing small pickups, we'll show you which ones earned the highest marks when it comes to safety. for mr. right colgate total fights bacteria on teeth, tongue, cheeks and gums for a healthier mouth. so you're totally ready! colgate total. be totally ready for life. so was your doctor's appointment at a steakhouse? ment.
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here's another look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ it was a special send-off for a special kid on his first day of kindergarten. about three dozen new york police officers greeted the 5-year-old son of a police sergeant killed in the line of duty. sergeant paul tuozzolo was
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shot and killed last november. the police contingent joined the boy and his mother yesterday as he walked to the bus stop. while safety features on small trucks are improving, the latest crash test shows many of them come up short. meg oliver reports. >> reporter: this is what happens if the nissan frontier cab goes off the road and clips a tree or another car. that small pickup truck had the lowestover all rating in new safety evaluation from national highway traffic safety administration. >> mainly we looked at the area around where he sits an it left less around him, what we call survival space. >> reporter: the ii 8, the smallest, the category was the small overlap test. >> you can imagine you're describing down a two-lane country road and car coming in the opposite direction swerves into your lane.
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you try to avoid it but you don't quite steer enough to miss that car and you end up having a small overlap crash. >> reporter: the dakota scored the highest and also earning good ratings for structure, restraints, and injury measures. the crew cab versions of the chevrolet colorado and gmc canyon also got high marks. even though four out of the eight small pickup trucks got a good rating, they all fell short of the top safety award. that's in part because all of them have poor headlights. >> we think when you drive at night you should be able to see a good way down the road and if the headlights don't see very far, they receive poor ratings. >> reporter: the iihs says the small trucks are getting better but the larger vehicles will still give you more protection. coming up on "cbs this morning," the musical "hamilton" is doing more than sell out
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our top story preparations are under way in florida where it's possible that hurricane irma will have impact. it's n now a category 5 storm wh sustained winds near 185 miles an hour. irma made its first landfall this morning on islands of the northeastern caribbean. it's expected to pass near puerto rico later today. the evacuations in the florida keys begin this morning. >> meanwhile the toll from hurricane harvey includes a 31-year-old undocumented immigrant who could have faced deportation next year, instead he died a hero. omar villafranca has his story.
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>> reporter: my son went to a place where there are no borders. god never places borders. rita ruiz guillen remembers her son alonzo as a caring person with a big heart, and she said the image s of people stranded n houston floodwaters affected him deeply. that's why last tuesday he and a friend drove 120 miles from lufkin, texas, to rescue people stuck in an apartment. they hit a boat and capsized. he and a friend weekend under water. the next dejesus, his father, went to find his son. he is my son and i made a promise to not come back until i find him because i could not leave him there. it hurts so much to lose him. four days later they found guillen's body downstream. the 31-year-old, a father and a
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dog lover, worked as a deejay in lufkin. seen here in this video, urging people to vote even though he couldn't cast a ballot. guillen was an undocumented immigrant. he came to the u.s. from mexico when he was 15 to live with his dad, a permanent resident. he signed up for daca and as a was working toward citizenship. guillen's mother supports daca and says there are other young d.r.e.a.m.ers who share her son's spirit who are making this country great. the u.s. should see there is a future for these young people. if they get the opportunity, they'll do a lot for this nation. residents in his adopted hometown are raising money for his funeral. omar villafranca, cbs news, lufkin, texas. coming up this morning we talk with arkansas snator tom cotton who supports president trump's decision to end the daca
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program and has details about his own immigration reform bill. plus the latest on the case of a north carolina man accused of murdering his wife and blaming it on taking cough syrup. and -- >> how did you spend your summer? thousands of kids went back in time learning history all through the hit musical "hamilton." coming up we'll introduce you to the growing legion of hamilkidk taking a leading shot. >> that's the "cbs morning news." i'm brook silva-braga. thanks for watching. have a great day. thanks for watching. have a great day. --acaptions by vitac -- we're here when you're ready.
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all right. it is time to wake up as we start this morning. wednesday, september 6th, a live look at the bay bridge. good morning, i'm kenny choi.
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>> i'm michelle griego. let's say good morning to jaclyn and neda. how's everyone doing? >> good. >> spectacular. >> good. [ crosstalk ] >> looking good out there. it felt warm in the afternoon in places like oakland but we are getting cooler air and here's what we can keep in mind today. air quality improving into the good range. hey, that's good news. fog is creeping back in and a storm is working into the bay area overnight, 20% chance of showers, not much precip with this one. but this weekend, temperatures are going to warm right back up. here's a live look outside. this is san jose, it looks clear. there's a bit of a marine layer coming through the area. let's check traffic with jaclyn. >> we are


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